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Introduction to Exor. The World’s Largest Family of HMI Solutions April 14, 2013

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Exor HMI EXOR offers the World’s Largest Family of HMI Solutions to meet the needs of your application and budget.   Their HMI panels come in more than 100 configurations ranging from simple graphical entry-level displays to low-cost touchscreens and to advanced color graphic displays and touchscreen units.

Models include (click on the category links below):

We have 200+ communication drivers including connection to the most popular fieldbus networks, and several industrial Ethernet protocols.  With one of our optional PLC modules, local or remote I/O, a UniOP/Jmobile HMI can be expanded into a very powerful single integrated control system.

The products have an extensive set of features including dual protocol communication, networking, Ethernet connectivity, OPC Server, protocol bridging, Web Server, and Windows CE.

JMobile applies the latest available technology developed for HMI in industrial automation to every situation where a user interface is required.
The suite includes commissioning tools, to allow easy maintenance and configuration of multiple remote units, and both desktop and runtime engineering software for application development.

JMobile is the solution of choice for any application demanding a high degree of flexibility, high performance and, when requested, portability of information at any level.  From the field source, the information is made available to back office applications, web browsers, mobile phones, PDAs, and virtually any mobile device of your choosing.

JMobile is free from issues of network configuration and/or management problems with firewalls and proxies.  It does not encounter data representation problems between connected systems.  Since the system has been developed to be cross-platform, its core runs on different hardware platforms and operating systems and there are no hardware platform dependencies.

For factory automation, home automation and marine applications, Exor can offer complete JMobile solutions based on certified hardware platforms where the system has been extensively tested, thus offering a high degree of reliability.

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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New Servo Indexing Capabilities in latest release of DriveWare®7 Software April 7, 2013

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DriveWare® 7 Release

DriveWare® 7 Software

DriveWare® 7 Software

Advanced Motion Control’s of Camarillo, CA are excited to announce the latest release of their configuration software, DriveWare®7 (DW7).  This latest version introduces significant upgrades in layout and drive control features.  With a cleaner user interface, information rich screens, new icons, customizable toolbars, tab groups, preset themes, Windows XP and 7 compatibility, users will find that configuring their drives is now easier and more precise than ever. DW7 is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all ADVANCED Motion Controls’ Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives and is now available for download.

New with DW7

  • New indexing capabilities to create up to 16 unique index tasks by defining position, velocity, and acceleration/deceleration values where indexes can be either Relative or Absolute motion profiles.
  • Servo drives can now store two different configuration settings that include unique Loop Configuration, Gain Set, Command Source and Command Limiter settings simplifying machine design and maintenance for the engineer by allowing switching between each.
  • On-the-fly Mode Switching to allow machine programmers for example to switch from velocity mode for a long constant speed move directly to position mode so the motor can be precisely positioned at the end of the move to a specific location.
  • The new Drive Status Panel presents users with a simple sortable organization of drive status, critical event activity and event counters to quickly identify faults.
  • Network communication settings have been made more configurable for EtherCAT®, CANopen and RS-485/232 allowing independent adjustment of those used to connect to DW7.
  • Mappable PDOs to configure, edit, and map RPDOs and TPDOs and the ability to assign CANopen TPDOs to specific drive events.

Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives built in 2012 and later can take advantage of these new features, we highly recommend that you download DW7 and take it for a spin!

DriveWare® 7 software is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all AMC Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives. All drive limits, control loops (current, velocity, and position), and event handling can be configured in DriveWare. Notable features include a fully functional multi-channel oscilloscope, function generator and user friendly layout and interface.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows 7, .NET 4.0 Framework

Minimum 1 GHz, Minimum 2GB RAM

Technical documentation on DriveWare® 7 software can be found at the link below-

http://www.a-m-c.com/products/driveware.html

For more information on the Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives available  from Servo2Go, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Powerful HMI features more than 200 communication drivers January 11, 2013

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The UniOP eTOP Series 300 combines state-of-the-art features and performance with an oustanding design, the ideal choice for HMI applications including factory and building automation.

Exor eTOP306

Exor eTOP306

The 300 Series comes in 3 different front panel colors:  White (Stock), Black (Special Order), and Metallic Silver (Special Order),which will help match or dress up any machine panel.  Features Include:

  • 5 year warranty
  • Fully compatible with UniOP Designer 6 software
  • All Alluminum Housing & Bezel
  • Available On-Board Ethernet
  • Distributed I/O Capable
  • On-Board PLC Available
  • On-Board I/O Available
  • UL Approvals
  • Easy Mounting
  • GPRS Capable
  • Designed for cost sensitive applications
  • Full vector graphic capabilities
  • Bright TFT display with LED backlight
  • Connections include Ethernet and USB

To help reduce your implementation costs, more than 200 communication drivers, allowing you to connect to a wide variety of industrial devices.  And your training and support costs will be minimized, as all units are set up with a single, easy-to-use Windows-based configuration software package.

More information on eTOP306 from Exor Electronic R&D can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105223&cat=

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Galil Tech Talk: Master Slave Networking with multiple controllers December 7, 2012

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For users that need to expand their IO across multiple devices, Galil Ethernet based controllers have a built-in Master/Slave capability.   This means that if a system has an Ethernet based DMC motion controller yet needs to add one or more RIO units to expand the IO capability, the DMC controller can be set up to reference the RIO inputs and outputs automatically.   Likewise, if a system needs to have multiple RIO Pocket PLC units – any one of those units can be set up as the “Master” controller such that it automatically references the i/o of all of the slave units.   The only limits to this are  the number of Ethernet handles that the master RIO or DMC unit has available. (Note: use the TH command to see how many handles a particular product has available).

Galil DMC-30000 with RIO PLC

Galil DMC-30000 with RIO PLC

Here are the steps to get a Master/Slave system working with 4 RIO units (1 master and 3 slaves):

Step 1)  Connect to each RIO unit with Galil software and assign an IP address.  A helpful nomenclature is to use the last 2 digits of the controller serial number as the last field of the IP address so its easy to remember what each units IP address is.

Step 2)  Use the following code-generator and input the IP address of each of the slave units:

http://www.galilmc.com/support/downloads/dmc_code/master-with-multiple-slaves.php

click “Generate Code”.  Then copy/paste the dmc program code that is generated into the Galil software Editor when connected to the “Master” controller.  Download and Execute this code (XQ).

Step 3) In the response window, you should see the following text:

SLAVE(s) CONNECTED
Set flag=x where x is 1-6

by looking at the code, you can see that the “flag” variable controls different types of i/o requests to the slave units.   As a simple test, set flag=1 in the terminal and this will cause output 1 on each of the slave devices to start blinking every 1 second.  Use the other included routines as a starting point for controlling the slave analog and digital  i/o for your system.

More details on setting up a Modbus slave device can be found in this article:

http://www.galilmc.com/techtalk/io-control/setting-up-and-rio-as-extended-io-for-a-controller/

For more information on the RIO I/O Controller from Galil, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102190&cat=

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Exor eTOP 400 Series HMI’s combine state-of-the-art features and a 5year warranty November 22, 2012

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Exor eTOP Series 400

Exor eTOP Series 400

The UniOP eTOP Series 400 combines state-of-the-art features and performance with an oustanding design, the ideal choice for HMI applications including factory and building automation. Features include:

  • Five year warranty
  • Low cost, high-performance touchpanels
  • Available in three front colors
  • Brilliant displays in LED
  • Gateway function
  • Built-in Ethernet, USB host port and serial port
  • Optional plug-in modules for fieldbus systems and networks
  • Optional integrated PLC

The eTOP Series 400 HMI panels are fully compatible with JMobile software.

  • JMobile is a software suite for connecting equipment and visualizing data
  • JMobile applications are easily and quickly configured using JMobile Studio
  • A multi-platform concept for run-time software (Windows PC, WES, CE6.0, Linux, …)
  • Rich set of classic HMI features: Data acquisition, Alarm handling, Multiple Languages, Recipes, Tag Editor and Tag database, User and Passwords, Scripting, …
  • Rich symbol library and project templates
  • Support of a wide range of communication drivers
  • Remote monitoring and control
  • Advanced connectivity options for data sharing
  • Off-line and on-line simulation
  • Advanced HMI objects: e-mail, RSS feeds, Scheduler, Rotating menu, Video input, Dynamic object properties
  • Optional IEC 61131-3 Soft PLC (CoDeSys)
  • Ships in < 1 week

For more information on the eTOP 400 Series HMI’s from Exor Electronic, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=eTOP Series 400&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Whitepaper: The EtherCAT® Performance Advantage November 15, 2012

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New Whitepaper from Advanced Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA.   7 pages

EtherCAT opens new possibilities in motion control by allowing higher data throughput and faster cycle times than other networks.  Imagine controlling 4 servo drives and over 280 I/O points at a 100µs update rate.  It can and has been done!  On top of this imagine using our highly compact Z-Drives and an I/O module that was custom built to your specifications, or if that doesn’t suit your needs what if we gave away the reference design so you could build your own I/O module.   Our DxM™ and DxI/O™ technology makes all this possible.

EtherCAT Whitepaper

EtherCAT Whitepaper

Discover how EtherCAT is able to achieve this performance in this white paper.

For more information on the DxM Technology from Advanced Motion Controls , click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=DxM&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces the release of DriveWare® 7 software for DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives October 30, 2012

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ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces the release of DriveWare® 7 software for DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives

Advanced Motion Controls DriveWare7 Software

Advanced Motion Controls DriveWare7 Software

Available for immediate download DriveWare® 7 (DW7) enables new capabilities in DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls®.  DW7 introduces the capability to create up to 16 unique index tasks by defining position, velocity, and acceleration/deceleration values where indexes can be either Relative or Absolute motion profiles.

With DW7, servo drives can now store two different configuration settings that include unique Loop Configuration, Gain Set, Command Source and Command Limiter settings simplifying machine design and maintenance for the engineer by allowing switching between each.

On-the-fly Mode Switching has been added allowing machine programmers for example to switch from velocity mode for a long constant speed move directly to position mode so the motor can be precisely positioned at the end of the move to a specific location.

Network communication settings have been made more configurable for CANopen, RS-485/232 and EtherCAT® allowing the network communication settings to be adjusted independently of the settings used to connect to DW7.  Adding Mappable PDOs to configure, edit, and map RPDOs and TPDOs and the ability to assign CANopen TPDOs to specific drive events.

About DriveWare® 7

DriveWare® 7 software is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all ADVANCED Motion Controls’ DigiFlex® Performance™ digital servo drives. All drive limits, control loops (current, velocity, and position), and event handling can be configured in DriveWare® 7. Notable features include a fully functional multi-channel oscilloscope, function generator and user friendly layout and interface.

For more product information, reference the web site at www.a-m-c.com/products/driveware.html .  DriveWare® 7 is available for free download.

About ADVANCED Motion Controls®

ADVANCED Motion Controls, a U.S. company in business for 25 years now, was founded with the idea of designing and manufacturing lower cost / higher power density servo drives. The company’s focus remains to create and deliver the best motion control drives for brushed or brushless servo motors. With over 2 million axes shipped, ADVANCED Motion Controls has become one of the fastest growing servo drive companies in the world!

For more information on Servo Amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls, click on the link below-

http://servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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New Video Library: How to use Exor’s UniOP Designer 32 HMI Software September 11, 2012

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Exor UniOP HMI Family

Exor UniOP HMI Family

This set of videos shows you how to work with Exor’s powerful & flexible UniOP Designer 32 HMI software.   Learn how create a new project, download a project, use macro commands, alarms, tags, dynamic graphics and much more.

Click on the link below to view the video library.

http://www.exor-rd.com/designer_video.html

For more information on Exor’s line of HMI’s and Operator Displays, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1122316842

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Introducing GalilSuite Software January 30, 2012

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Galil has recently released GalilSuite Software, a new version of GalilTools, providing a more powerful and flexible tool for configuring, analyzing and tuning Galil motion control systems. GalilSuite includes enhanced servo tuning capabilities with multiple tuning methods and allows the various analysis tools such as the scope, tuner and terminal tools to be executed individually. The new software also allows multiple connections to be made from GalilSuite to multiple controllers. The GalilSuite software package provides five tools for working with Galil controllers:

Terminal – for entering and receiving controller commands

Editor – for writing, saving and executing application programs

Tuner – for selecting controller PID parameters for optimal servo system response

Scope – for plotting controller data such as motor position and velocity

Watch – for displaying controller and I/O status

In GalilSuite each of these tools are independent and can be launched and run individually. This feature makes it easier for the design engineer to create a flexible development environment for testing control systems. Individual tools can be shown in a full screen for the best viewing, while other tools may be minimized or not executed at all.

GalilSuite Software

A new feature of the Terminal Tool is the Command Helper with Syntax checker. The enhanced Editor Tool is full featured and provides cut, paste, copy, insert and find/replace functions in addition to a syntax helper which includes label detection and syntax help. Another new feature of the editor is that it allows for a collection of programs to be saved in a project and multiple projects can be created.

The Tuner Tool provides numerous methods for servo tuning including Crossover, General, Curve Follower and Manual that allows the user to select the optimum method for the system. The user can also select the final test profile as a sine wave, step response, profiled move or custom user code. For each method, the tuner scope captures and displays the controller command position, encoder position, position error and torque in response to the specified test profile. The Manual Method has advanced settings that allow parameters such as feedforward, notch, poles and integrator limit to be specified.

The Scope Tool is easier to use and has more features than the previous version. One enhanced feature is that a virtually unlimited number of traces can be displayed. The scope also provides a drag and drop feature allowing selection of a parameter from the controller data record by dragging it into the scope display. The scope has better triggering for data capturing and a snap feature for viewing specific data points that have been captured.

The improved Watch Tool provides an easy-to-read display of various controller data such as controller and amplifier status, I/O, and motion parameters. Digital input and output status is displayed with virtual LEDs. Data such as axis position and error are shown in numeric format in a table. The update rate of the data capture is selectable.

GalilSuite software is in BETA release and is available for free download to users of Galil controllers. GalilSuite currently works with Windows 7 or Windows XP operating systems (Mac and Linux support will be available in the future) with current generation Galil controllers. More information and the BETA download can be found at:  http://www.galilmc.com/support/software-downloads.php

For more information, please contact:

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